CES 2015: Razer OSVR headset is an open source platform for developers
Razer at CES 2015 has come up with its own version of HUD headgear for virtual reality and it says that their version is not an Oculus Rift competitor in any way. We however, would like to question that thought as the Razer VR headset is going to give Oculus Rift VR a good complementing aid and perhaps in the future develop its own stand-alone VR headset. Enough to give Oculus Rift worthy competition in its own domain.
Coming onto the VR headset, it is a $200 development kit which is designed to complement the Rift developer kit in an open-source environment. Known as OSVR (Open Source Virtual Reality), this initiative by Razer is another addition to the VR ecosystem.
The VR headset is quite good though, with the optics hones by two elements for lower distortion and adjustment for each eye’s focus and interpupillary. The 5.5-inch 1080p panel running on 60Hz frequency provide 100-degree field of view. There are basics sensors common to VR headsets like accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.
It has to be noted that this VR headset is not a consumer product, but a developer’s kit that looks pretty raw. The price for this kit is going to be at-least $150 cheaper than the Oculus Rift which is of an advantage for developers. To be precise it is going to cost $200 USD and will be available to select developers by June 2015.